Thursday, December 29, 2016

2016 Book Survey

The End of Year Book Survey is hosted by Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner.

Number Of Books You Read: 152
Number of Re-Reads: I'd say under 10.  When I read, I try to read something new.
Genre You Read The Most From:  Fantasy.

1. Best Book You Read In 2016?
(If you have to cheat — you can break it down by genre if you want or 2016 release vs. backlist)

Definitely a tie between A Court of Mist and Fury & Empire of Storms both by Sarah J. Maas.

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

The Leaving by Tara Altebrando.  The premise sounded amazing, but the execution not so much.

3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read in 2016?

Illuminae & Gemina both by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff.  I loved the uniqueness of each read.

4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did) In 2016?

I pushed a lot of people to read Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.

5. Best series you started in 2016? Best Sequel of 2016? Best Series Ender of 2016?

Best series started: Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman
Best sequel: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Best series ender: Bad Blood by Jennifer Lynn Barnes.

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2016?

Brittany Cavallaro (A Study in Charlotte) and Nicole Castroman (Blackhearts).

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?

I am Princess X by Cherie Priest

8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

9. Book You Read In 2016 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

A Court of Thorns and Roses & A Court of Mist and Fury both by Sarah J. Maas

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2016?

11. Most memorable character of 2016?

Kaz Brekker from Six of Crows & Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo.

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2016?

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2016?

After the Woods by Kim Savage

14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2016 to finally read?

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2016?
“Home isn't a place. Home is the people who love you. Forever and ever, no matter what.”
- Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Bad Blood

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2016

Longest: 698 pages ; Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
Shortest: 96 pages ; The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation by Shannon & Dean Hale

17. Book That Shocked You The Most?
(Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)

Feyre & Rhysand from A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Safi & Iseult from Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2016 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

Bad Blood by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

21. Best Book You Read In 2016 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:

With Malice by Eileen Cook

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2016?

Rhysand in A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

23. Best 2016 debut you read?

Tie between Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman & A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro.

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2016?

The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2016?

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?

This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2016?

I stumbled upon NovelKnight's 2017 Backlist challenge.  I've been reading her posts and I can't wait to start!

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2016?

I did a series of Christmas movie reviews that I really enjoyed.

3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?

I really enjoyed writing about how I use Google Calendar to keep track of my blog posts.

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?

Top Ten Tuesday is still my favorite!

5. Best moment(s) of bookish/blogging life in 2016?

I always love getting to interact with authors on Twitter.

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?

The books I can't wait for in January - June 2017 got a lot of love.

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

I wish people read more reviews.

9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

I love Book Outlet!

10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

I finished That Artsy Reader Girl's Debut Author Challenge.

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2016 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2017?

The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2017 (non-debut)?

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

3. 2017 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2017?

Throne of Glass #6 is coming out in September!  :(

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2017?

Put more posts on Instagram.

6. A 2017 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:

I try really hard to not read any 2017 new releases because then they won't count for my challenges.

Leave me a link to your book survey in the comments!

1 comment:

  1. I share your love of ACOMAF! Such a great book. And Crooked Kingdom too -- those books were my cover picks too =) I still haven't read Empire of Storms (hides in shame) but plan to fix that early on in 2017!